Heading out to watch Eurovision in London this weekend, but have no idea where is showing the 2015 Song Contest? Well, you’re in luck as we’ve rounded up the best pubs, bars and venues that will be screening the annual cheese-fest in the capital.
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Ku Bar- 30 Lisle Street, Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7BA
Lady Lloyd hosts her annual Eurovision bash in one of Soho’s most famous bars, with the event on the big screen and across the venue in HD from 6pm. Queues are expected, so be there early and get ready to party until 3am.
Retro Bar - 2 George Court, Embankment, London, WC2N 6HH
Retro Bar is screening the final in both its bars, with a host on hand to entertain you downstairs. This event is free, so be sure to arrive early to guarantee entry.
Thirst Bar- 53 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D 3DR
With four screens over two floors, you won’t miss any of the Eurovision action. The party continues until 3am, with special themed cocktails and a DJ. Pre-book tickets for £7.50. Doors 7pm.
The Phoenix Artist Club- 1 Phoenix Street, Soho, London WC2H 8BU
Tickets include a complimentary glass of sparkling wine with the results, so get ready to commiserate another loss for the UK. Pre-book tickets for £10. Doors 6pm.
Century Club- 61-63 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6LQ
Before the main event kicks off, Century will be warming party goers up with Eurovision-themed karaoke, and afterwards, Euro hits will play until 2am. There’s also a prize for the best dressed diva. RSVP on Facebook for entry. Doors 7pm.
Nordic Bar- 25 Newman Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1PN
This Scandinavian bar will be showing the contest on three big screens, followed by a party until 2am. Tickets also include a drink. Pre-book tickets for £7. Doors 7pm.
Walkabout- Temple Station, Temple Place, London, WC2R 2PH
In honour of Australia taking part for the first time, this ‘Straya themed bar is hosting an evening of karaoke, face-painting and competitions as well as a screening of the main event. And if that wasn’t enough, best dressed wins a £50 bar tab. Doors 8pm.
The Water Poet - 9-11 Folgate Street, Spitalfields, London, E1 6BX
With seven (count them) screens, they’ll also be plenty of European food and drink to enjoy alongside the contest. Entry is free, and there’s also a prize for best dressed.
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club - 42 Pollard Row, London E2 6NB
For a real alternative Eurovision night, head to Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club where there’ll be games including ‘five furry legged men in leotards and weaves’. There’s also a quiet room for those who take the contest a bit more seriously. Pre-book tickets at £8. Doors 7pm.